Last weekend we visited our friends Fraser (my best man to-be) and his partner Suzie at their new flat. Fraser specifically asked me to bring some camera and lighting equipment so I could take his picture with Suzie, as they don’t have many “couples” pictures. Needless to say, I obliged. I don’t often do portraits, […]Read more "Portraits"
I decided to use my underwater camera in the swimming pool at Center Parcs. It’s a bit of fun, even if it’s not the best camera in the world. We also took the camera on the boating lake, in case it got dropped in the water.Read more "Underwater at Center Parcs"
Last time Hannah got some new glasses, I photographed them on the table. This time, she was kind enough to let me take her picture wearing them. While the flashes were set up, I asked her to point the camera at me (it’s about time I had a new profile picture!). I wasn’t planning to […]Read more "Hannah’s new glasses"
All the passport photo machines these days seem to be digital. There’s no flash, it only takes one photo, you get to see it first, and then it prints all four the same. Not to mention that it charges you a fiver. How boring! I miss the machines that produce four bright flashes and then […]Read more "Passport photos"
For Hannah’s birthday we visited Bath, and spent a large part of the day at the Roman Baths. I took my “new” Zorki-4 Soviet rangefinder to try it out. Here’s the birthday girl herself. This Roman chap stands in the shadow of the Abbey. And a few interior shots of the baths, to try and […]Read more "The Roman Baths"
I’ve been running through another film my Braun Paxette over the last few weeks. It has never been a reliable camera, with a shutter that often sticks open longer than it should, and a guess-focussing system that isn’t even calibrated to its own dial. Couple that with the fact I accidentally opened the back of […]Read more "Another go on the Paxette"
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I visited the Sherwood Forest Center Parcs with Hannah and my family. As usual, I took at least one camera. I decided to take my trusty DSLR, as well a newly-bought waterproof 35mm camera, as we were intending to go swimming and canoeing. I shall try to piece my holiday […]Read more "A weekend in Center Parcs"
Recently on my blog I posted about using flash bulbs with an old box camera. The photos in this post are taken with said box camera, and the indoor ones are using flash bulbs. This is my first attempt at using flash bulbs, and indeed at any flash photography on film. I had a bit […]Read more "Dad’s retirement"
Sprocket holes in 35mm film are usually outside the boundary of the picture. But the other day, Paul showed me some of his pictures taken on an Ilford Sporti 4 which include the holes in the picture and it got me thinking*. I decided to run some 35mm film through my LOMO Lubitel and see […]Read more "Sprocket holes"
Hana’s Dad recently lent me a 1934 Kodak Six-20 Brownie. I’ve just run my first roll of film through it, and here are the best from the roll. Unfortunately the scans haven’t come out well – I’m still getting to grips with my new medium-format transparency scanner – an Epson Perfection V500 and it seems […]Read more "Photos from a Kodak Brownie"